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Eaton Canyon

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1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
+1 626-398-5420
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Nice all-around hike

On a recent visit to Pasadena, we had the opportunity to visit Eaton Canyon (after reading about it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Virginia Beach
We have been going for decades

We are so fortunate to live right near the canyon. It has been so much fun to go with friends and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Altadena, California
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“easy hike” (16 reviews)
“nature center” (14 reviews)
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1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
+1 626-398-5420
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Pasadena, we had the opportunity to visit Eaton Canyon (after reading about it on Trip Advisor). We were not disappointed. It is a very safe, beautiful area to hike. There is a perfect amount of diverse terrain ranging from flat,...More

Thank Melray61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so fortunate to live right near the canyon. It has been so much fun to go with friends and family to do a quick hike to the waterfall. Great memories!!!

Thank Cape-SoCal
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I revisited and am still very happy for us hikers are positive-thinking people... Although not half, the waterfall is still 1/4 full!! The left was taken in January and the right is mid October. Safe for solo female hiker. Round trip is about 1.5 hours...More

Thank HappyGeekyWoman
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had an early evening stroll along the lower section of the canyon trail on a very hot and sunny day. Boy was the scrub parched. Views of the higher canyon walls impressive. Came across both a small lizard .... and also a small snake...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Start with the visitors center. Then a walk to the waterfall, crisscrossing a small stream bed that actually has water in it part of the year. Hardy visitors can access the Mount Wilson Toll Road (now for use only by the Forest Service) and hike...More

Thank camusfan
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Lovely hike in shaded area which works out toward your favour. I'd advise to take bug spray though as we were bombarded by a lot of bugs. Apart from that, it was lovely!

1  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice trails and the hike to the waterfall is well worth it IF you time it right. Our first hike it hadn't rained in a long time so there was no water but the second time we planned it after large amounts of rain (for...More

Thank Tori L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great place to go hiking...nice waterfall and pretty easy to do the hike...Bring water and start early

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Nice easy hike. A few areas- moderate. Getting to waterfall was worth the hike. Nice views of the canyon. We passed two gentlemen volunteers who were picking up trash- ( they go each week) they even were carrying a ladder that was used to vandalize...More

Thank Ruthie N
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Visited Eaton Canyon with the GF and her small dog, did a hike up the trail toward the San Gabriels. Lots of interesting geology, some strange tree formations, great views of the mountains. The main park area has picnic tables, nice areas for kiddie play....More

Thank DonaldYokum
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Charity B
2 July 2017|
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Response from Mikelemberg | Reviewed this property |
The first 30 minutes from parking lot are flat. I think there is a falls if you stay on the flat part. The climb to top is probably too much.
28 May 2017|
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Response from PapaT0ny | Reviewed this property |
No... that might be the Visitor's Center and parking lot. There are several access points to the trails that are always open. One is at Midwick and Altadena Drive another is off Cresent.
4 January 2017|
Response from ProudNanaof2 | Reviewed this property |
Pasadena PD does have a gun range in Eaton Canyon, we have never heard gun shots but that is timing I'm sure. It's a great hike even with a child on your back.